Croy’s shop in Victoria Street, Kirkwall, once provided suits and dresses for Orkney’s farming folk and townspeople. Today it is ablaze with colour and texture in the presence of four figures with complete outfits that are delighting passers-by.
It combines repurposed textiles with recycled plastic, 3D-printed into new design accessories.
The textiles come from varied sources – from men’s ties to vintage curtains, transformed through the imagination and creativity of three artists.
Selena Kuzman and Caroline Bury are graduates of Moray School of Art, and Heidi Soos is a graduate of Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen.
They incorporated 3D-printed elements, particularly the shapes of a teardrop and a four-petalled flower. The shapes were developed for 3D printing by the Moray makerspace group, the T-Exchange.
There will also be an opportunity at the Science Festival’s Family Day for everyone to try out upcycling for themselves and to see 3D printing in action, with the artists and the T-Exchange joining forces to show the potential of the various ideas and techniques.